The purpose of our lab is to determine what different amounts of water does to the germination of a yellow dent corn seed (Zea mays indenta). Through the observation of 5 separate germination tests we will be able to tell what amount of water is optimum for proper germination of the seed. There will be a total of 4 variables in our experiments, 3 of which will remain constant throughout: soil, light, and temperature. Each day the seeds will be watered with the appropriate amount in order to tell us which daily amount is best for fastest germination. All the corn seeds used will be used from a commercial seed packet. If a yellow dent corn seed is exposed to 2 tablespoons of water per day, then it will germinate at a faster rate than any other amount of water.